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Old 04-03-2015, 09:53 PM   #11
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I've had to slam on the brakes or dodge merging traffic a few times. You'd think they'd see us and adjust...but that would be wishful thinking!
x2 had one today cut it real close, they come out off the far left lane and dash three lanes over to exit. and the bad thing was the exit lane was about 5/8 mile long and NO close traffic behind us in any lane.

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:59 PM   #12
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I'm not too worried about my driving skills, I drive fire trucks for a living, I'm more worried about the other idiots.

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Old 04-03-2015, 10:32 PM   #13
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In areas with 3 lanes I try to take the middle lane. Been in the "who has the most braking power" situations with merging cell phone drivers when in the right lane and no escape to the next lane to the left. In most areas I stay in the right lane unless a merge is coming up with traffic entering.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:36 PM   #14
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Interstate (and those wonderful tolls) for me. I set cc @ 65. I like night driving (but I live in the congested Northeast) when you don't have stop and go driving...when possible.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:51 AM   #15
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We took I 80 to and from SD last July, wonderful trip, on the way there we had high winds so we kept it at 55 most of the way there. No problem with others they just went around us. Enjoy the drive, its half the fun.

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Old 04-04-2015, 09:18 AM   #16
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Most people will be in the left lane any way. Some cannot read the sign to stay in the RH Lane.

I and I see a lot of others do is move over to the left lane so I am not blinded by the back of 18 whr or RV.

If one is tailgating you so they can get better gas mileage just drop your speed. If not on a schedule I will do it slowly to see how long the dummy will stay there. Think 47 is my record. Some one will blow by and remind them they can go 65 to 75.

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Old 04-04-2015, 10:36 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=porter4dmfd;825688]I'm not too worried about my driving skills, I drive fire trucks for a living, I'm more worried about the other idiots.[/QUOTE]

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Old 04-04-2015, 03:13 PM   #18
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Plz be safe and check ur tires good before leavening,I would worry if u have a set of China bombs on ur TT,12 hours on them could cause a lot of problem

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Old 04-04-2015, 03:30 PM   #19
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Speed limit on the freeway was raised to 80 MPH for cars and 70 MPH for big trucks in urban areas here in ID. last year.

When we went to Yellowstone for the 4th of July we took I-84 to I-86 to I-15 then across State 20 at no time did anyone try to climb up my tailpipe.

Between 65-70 on the freeway and the posted limit on state roads.

As someone posted drive where you are comfortable and let the other drivers deal with their problems.

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:38 AM   #20
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We do like the sites and laid back pace of the side roads, but at that distance I would be inclined to run the interstate.
Check each state for towing its 55....not enforce unless there is an incident....Plus it gives you more reaction distance, decreased stopping distance better MPG, and most of the idiots will go by and out of your danger zone shortly.
will 2nd the move to the middle lane in busy city areas to avoid the merging traffic.
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